Alice Browne

Alice W. Browne (Welch )

Tuesday, April 3rd, 1917 - Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Alice Welch Browne, 103, of Suffield, CT entered into Eternal Life of our Lords Infinite Mercy on April 13, 2020. Alice was born on April 3, 1917 in Lenox, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Willoney Welch & Alice Feeley Welch. In 1948, Alice moved to the Thompsonville section of Enfield and was married to the late J. Francis Browne Jr at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Lenox, Massachusetts. Alice was a devout Catholic and a member of St Patrick’s Church for over 70 years where she was the Founder and First President of St. Patrick’s Church Council of Catholic Women and where she was a CCD teacher for many years through St Patrick’s Church at St Joseph’s School. Alice was licensed as a Funeral service Consultant in the State of Connecticut in 1969 a former member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and a former member of the National Funeral Directors Association. She was a founding member of the Enfield ‘Before & After’ school program and served on its board of directors for many years and was one of the founding committee members of the Enfield Juvenile Review Board with the Enfield Police Department. Alice was also the former president of J. Francis Browne Co Inc., the former president of Browne Funeral Home in Thompsonville and former president of Browne Realty Co.
Alice was a very special lady. She touched the hearts of so many people with her kind smile and great sense of humor. Alice was an avid UCONN Women’s Basketball Fan and a social butterfly as she was well liked and lived a truly remarkable life always remaining strong for her family. Her biggest joy in life was being a Grandmother to her 5 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.
Alice is predeceased by her husband J. Francis “Frank” Browne Jr, a daughter, Virginia “Ginger” Browne Chase, a granddaughter, Lindsay Jean Chase, her brothers and sisters, Willoney Welch, James Welch, Catherine Bailey, Mary Gibbons, and a daughter-in-law, Cheri (Mitchell) Browne. She was also predeceased by her best friend, Josephine Spazzarini.
Alice is survived by her son, J. Francis “Bud” Browne, III of Suffield, CT, a granddaughter Brielle Browne Walsh and her husband Christopher Walsh of West Suffield, CT, two grandsons, J. Francis “BJ” Browne, IV of South Windsor, CT and Nicholas Browne of Windermere, FL, a granddaughter, Amanda Chase Peryer and a great-granddaughter, Ryleigh of Fayetteville, NC, a grandson, Christopher Chase and his wife Dani and two great grandsons, Harrison and Lachlan of Sydney, Australia, two special nieces, Mary Lee Anderson of Delaware and Theresa Gibbons of Virginia.
Funeral Services will be held privately on Friday April 17th. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s King Street Cemetery. A memorial mass and celebration of Alice’s life will be held at Saint Patrick’s Church at a later date.
The Family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and special thanks to Fr. Anthony Bruno, Fr. John Melnick and the staff at The Suffield House Nursing Home.
Memorial Donations can be made in Alice’s Honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russel Road, Newington, CT 06111.
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    St Patrick's King St Cemetery
    King Street
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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Mary-Anna Kelley Simpson

Posted at 10:53pm
Bud and Family our condolence at the passing of your Mother. I'll always remember your Mom and her friendship with my Mom Marie Kelley. When we would go to see Dad at the Suffield House when we had to leave his room we always went to sit with your Mom. Such a beautiful person with a beautiful soul.

Mary-Anna Kelley Simpson
Amsterdam, NY

Gordy Duggan

Posted at 06:29am
My deepest condolences to the entire Browne family, be safe and be strong in these trying times.
Gordy Duggan

Pat Johnson

Posted at 05:20pm
Buddy and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You had a very sweet and friendly Mom (grandma). She always had something nice to say when we visited my Mom at the Suffield House. You all must have such great memories to cherish. So sorry..Pat Johnson

Robie Staples Family

Posted at 12:23pm
Buddy so very sorry to hear about your wonderful Mom. She was an amazing lady. I remember when your sister Ginger came into my life she was always saying how great your Mom and Dad were. Words can’t say how sorry my family is to hear of this loss. They are all waiting in heaven to greet your Mon with open arms. Praying for you and your family. The Robie Staples family.

Robie Staples Family

Posted at 12:19pm
Buddy I remember meeting your wonderful Mom when we were all so young. Me and my family have a lot of great memories of her her sweet smile, kind words. We are so very sorry to hear this sad news but everyone in heaven I am sure are waiting to see her with open arms. Praying for you and your family. So sorry we can’t be there for all of you. The Robie Staples Family.

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